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  • Low Dropout Rates for Massachusetts CTE

    A new paper examines the low dropout rates in Massachusetts vocational technical schools and uses case studies to illustrate effective strategies for encouraging student attendance, engagement and completion.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:04:17 PM

  • High School Grad Rates Improve

    The national high school graduation rate has continued to rise, with 78.2 percent of students who began as freshmen four years prior receiving a diploma in 2009-2010, according to new National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data. In related findings, the dropout rate fell to 3.4 percent.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:03:03 PM

  • Data Driven: CTSOs Are Key to Engagement, Achievement

    As we approach CTE Month in February, I want to recognize the important role CTSOs play in engaging and preparing students for their futures. The finding above is from original research published by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education that compared high school students in CTE classes with a CTSO, CTE classes without a CTSO and non-CTE classes. The researchers found a positive association between CTSO participation and a wide variety of indicators of college and career readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:56:28 PM

  • Student Engagement Declines With Each Grade in New Gallup Poll

    Between fifth and 12th grade, the number of students engaged in school drops from about eight in 10 to four in 10, according to a recent Gallup Student Poll.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:36:48 PM

  • More States Adopt Career Readiness Policies, Says EdWeek Quality Counts Report

    More than half of the United States has implemented all four education-workforce alignment policies measured by Education Week in their 2013 edition of the Quality Countsreport card.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:25:32 PM

  • Getting Business on Board for Exemplary Internships

    A new National Academy Foundation (NAF) publication examines exemplary work-based learning experiences at its career academies around the country. Key elements include passion on both sides of the employer-business partnership, as well as adherence to the NAF Internship Gold Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:23:09 PM

  • 14 States Win Grants to Link K12 With Postsecondary and/or Workforce Data

    13 states and the District of Columbia were awarded grants for the development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data within the state's K-12 data system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:36:39 PM

  • Certificates Lead to Higher Earnings Than Bachelor Degrees, for Some Fields of Study

    Certificates can provide greater earnings than some associate and bachelor degrees, although the return on investment varies by field of study, according to a new report from the prolific researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:08:41 PM

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